50 New Courses Available Now, With More Than 200 Total Courses to be Released by End of 2014
Convergence Training, a leading producer of industrial training products and operational efficiency tools, has announced the addition of nearly 50 new courses to their paper manufacturing course library.
The courses provide training on all phases of paper manufacturing and include titles such as “Introduction to Paper and Board Machines”, “Lime Kiln Fundamentals”, and “Steam Theory for Paper Machines.”
This is the first of a four-part release, resulting in the availability of over 200 new paper training courses by the end of 2014. The remaining courses will be released quarterly, with roughly 50 more titles becoming available in June, September, and December of this year.
With the release of the new courses, Convergence intends to position itself as the leading provider of paper industry training content.
“We have a great selection of courses already” said Randy Kohltfarber, President of Convergence Training. “We just really wanted to grow our catalog to the point that there would be no question about where to go to find training for the paper industry.”
The Convergence courses are 10-40 minutes each in length, and feature a combination of video-based instruction and interactive knowledge assessments. Developed using Convergence’s signature blend of true-to-life 3D models and striking motion graphics, the decidedly contemporary training materials target newly hired workers, sales and marketing teams, and experienced personnel starting new positions within a plant.
“We have frequent discussions with facilities looking to train up replacements for older, retiring employees” says Kohltfarber. “Paper-making relies on complex processes. It can take years for a machine operator in a paper mill to be considered ‘fully-trained’. Many facilities don’t have that much time, so courses like the ones we’ve produced can really help them get a younger, less-experienced workforce up-to-speed.”
Apart from the visual strength of their training materials, Kohltfarber believes Convergence Training’s long history in pulp and paper is ultimately the key to the success of their growing content library.
“We create training for a lot of different industries, but we started out in pulp and paper. We’ve been in these facilities, designing training for these processes for a very long time. We’re providing paper manufacturers around the world access to expert instruction on these topics.”